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Joan Lader

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    American Voices: Musical Theater Master Session with Sutton Foster


Joan Lader has worked as a voice therapist and teacher in private practice in New York City for more than 30 years. Her extensive practice, which includes leading singers and actors from Broadway, film, opera, R&B, rap, and rock, provides training and development of professional singers, and vocal therapy for injured voices. In addition, she is a frequent guest lecturer at Columbia University, Pace University, The Voice Foundation in Philadelphia, The Pacific Voice Foundation in San Francisco, NYSTA, and Berklee College of Music. She also regularly gives master classes and workshops at Yale (Calhoun College), BTP (Broadway Theater Project), "The Lost Colony" in North Carolina, Western Carolina University, the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, and The Musical Theater Lab-Vineyard Arts. She is currently a consultant and Master Teacher at the New Studio at NYU.

Ms. Lader is a certified Master Teacher of the Estill Voice Training System and has extensive training in the Alexander Technique as well as Fitzmaurice Voice Work and the work of Arthur Lessac. Her teaching and therapy draw from all of these disciplines in order to individualize and address the specific needs of her widely varying client population.
Joan Lader